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Near Anchor Church

Anchor Church is a series of shallow caves near Ingleby in Derbyshire, believed to be originally natural but developed in various ways over the years. The earliest known inhabitant is St Hardulph, a hermit in the anchorite tradition (hence the name). We took a trip there yesterday because I’d been trying to figure out where the nearby Ingleberry Road led to and the nearest possibility I could see was Ingleby. I’ve no idea if there is any real connection but I spotted the ‘church’ and decided it would be a good place to visit for a ramble.

Near Anchor Church
Near Anchor Church

It was, helped by a position much higher above the level of the River Trent than Google Maps had led me to expect. It was a windy day and we could look down to see swans barely making headway when flying and moving backwards when swimming against both current and wind!

This Procreate drawing was done from a bluff above and just along from the caves. The colours aren’t very accurate but I hope I captured a bit of the wind and sun that I enjoyed.

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